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$22 Billion to Fight ISIL in same Year Congress cut $8.7 bn in Food Stamps
It was all the way back in February, so the memory of this headline has faded: Read more: $22 Billion to Fight ISIL in same Year Congress cut $8.7 bn in Food Stamps
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Kids Say the Darndest Things
Many years ago, Art Linkletter had a television show many of us found endearing in our youth. It had a segment called "Kids Say the Darndest Things." The show had clips of children being interviewe...
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Is Having a Sensitive Heart Good?
I have a special talent that I hate. I have a sensitive heart. It can actually be scary at times. However, I have learned all you can do is embrace it. This week my sensitive heart sent me a sign. ...
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Video: Lt. Gov. Candidates Patrick, Van de Putte Debate

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The Texas Debates: The Race For Governor
Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott debates Sen. Wendy Davis
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IJReview - 30 SEPTEMBER newsletter
30 SEPTEMBER newsletter   Kid Looks Like a Genius with Matter-of-Fact Retort Why Common Core Math Problem 8 + 5 Doesn't Add Up The ongoing trials and travails of schoolchildren grappling with the u...
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The growth of “partyism” and the decline of the antiwar movement
by ILYA SOMIN, The Washington Post
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In  a recent op ed , Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein points out that “partyism” – prejudice against supporters of the opposing political party – is on the rise in America: Read more:  The growt...
2014′s Best and Worst States for Teachers
by RICHIE BERNARDO, WalletHub
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Most educators don’t pursue their profession for the money. That’s a no-brainer these days. But that also doesn’t justify low pay, especially for a profession that makes such a profound difference ...
Many Rural Hospitals Are Excluded From Government's Push For Better Quality
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Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford’s doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of p...
US plans massive military escalation in Syria and Iraq
by MIKE WHITNEY
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The comments this weekend by spokesmen for the White House, the Pentagon and US Congress are part of an orchestrated campaign to stampede the American people into an all-out war in Iraq and Syria t...
THE FAKE TERROR THREAT USED TO JUSTIFY BOMBING SYRIA
by THE INTERCEPT
Sep 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
As the Obama Administration prepared to bomb Syria without congressional or U.N. authorization, it faced two problems. The first was the difficulty of sustaining public support for a new years-long...
Haha Gotcha! Medical Pricing
by DEVON HERRICK, NCPA
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Haha Gotcha! Medical Pricing By  Devon Herrick  Filed under  Health Alerts  on September 29, 2014 with  12 comments By almost any measure, the U.S. health care system remains dysfunctional. If you ...
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The Nigerian police band march during the 54th anniversary celebrations of Nigerian independence, in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday.


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FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A decision by the justices to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately. Rulings in their favor have been put on hold while the Supreme Court considers their cases. Ginsburg appeared to be addressing that concern when she said in July that the court would not duck the issue as it did for years with bans on interracial marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.


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